Minor League Notebook: June 23rd

The cannibalized Grizzlies pull out another one for an embattled former Giant starter, The GreenJackets offense goes wild, and our coverage of the Salem-Keizer Volcanoes begins! Another day in the minors, right here.

Fresno Grizzlies (AAA): Fresno 7, Portland 5 WP: B. Hennessey (4-2, 4.84) LP: M. Asencio (0-3, 9.42) SV: J. Accardo (1) Hennessey had some problems, giving up 4 runs in the first inning, but the Fresno offense had the game tied by the 2nd inning and took the lead in the 5th to get the win for him. Hennessey gave up 5 runs overall in 5 innings, giving up 5 hits and 4 walks. Angel Chavez and Yamid Haad each went 2 for 4 with a double, home run and 2 RBI to help Fresno's offense along. Jeremy Accardo also picked up his first save in AAA since being sent down from the majors. Notable Performances: Angel Chavez: 2-4, 2 R, 1 2B, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 1 BB, .295 Yamid Haad: 2-4, 2 R, 1 HR, 2 RBI, .295 Julio Ramirez: 2-4, 1 2B, 1 RBI, .244 Doug Clark: 1-4, 1 R, 1 RBI, 1 SO, .319 Brad Hennessey: 5.0 IP, 5 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 4 BB, 6 SO, 2 HR, 4.84 ERA Jeremy Accardo: 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 1 SO, 2.08 ERA Norwich Navigators (AA): Harrisburg 6, Norwich 3 WP: J. Echols (6-4, 4.88) LP: C. Begg (4-5, 3.38) SV: D. Rueckel (5) Chris Begg had an uncharacteristic bad start, giving up 5 runs on 10 hits in only 5.2 innings. Jamie Athas went 2 for 5 with a triple and a home run for the Navigators. Notable Performances: Jamie Athas: 2-5, 1 R, 1 3B, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 1 SB, .318 Fred Lewis: 1-5, 1 RBI, 3 SO, .225 Chris Begg: 5.2 IP, 10 H, 5 R, 4 ER, 1 BB, 7 SO, 1 HR, 3.38 ERA San Jose Giants (High-A): Visalia 10, San Jose 4 WP: S. Vandermer (4-1, 5.61) LP: J. Floyd (7-3, 4.19) San Jose took a rare loss, with Jesse Floyd giving up 6 runs in 3 innings of work in his start. Brooks McNiven gave up 3 more runs in 4 innings of relief, keeping the game out of reach. Kevin Frandsen went 3 for 5 with an RBI, while John Bowker went 2-4 with a double, a run scored and an RBI. Notable Performances: Kevin Frandsen: 3-5, 1 RBI, .337 Todd Jennings: 2-4, 1 RBI, 1 BB, .291 John Bowker: 2-4, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 1 SO, .235 Jesse Floyd: 3.0 IP, 9 H, 6 R, 6 ER, 2 BB, 3 SO, 4.19 ERA Justin Hedrick: 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 0 SO, 3.99 ERA Augusta GreenJackets (Mid-A): Augusta 12, Rome 4 WP: C. Salankey (7-2, 2.94) LP: C. Vines (4-2, 4.66) Augusta's offense had a field day on the Braves, collecting 18 hits and 12 runs, with 10 of them coming in the 6th, 7th and 8th innings. Alex Requena went 3 for 6 with 3 doubles and a stolen base to pace the offense. Brian Horwitz went 2 for 5 with a double of his own and 2 RBI. All this overshadowed Caleb Salankey's very good start, as he gave up just 2 hits and no walks in 6 innings while striking out 5. Notable Performances: Alex Requena: 3-6, 2 R, 3 2B, 1 SB, .264 Brian Horwitz: 2-5, 1 R, 1 2B, 2 RBI, 1 SO, 1 E, .338 Marcus Sanders: 2-4, 2 R, 1 BB, 1 E, .303 Carlos Sosa: 3-05, 2 R, 2 RBI, 1 CS, .290 Nick Conte: 2-4, 1 R, 2 2B, 2 RBI, 1 BB, 1 SO, .187 Caleb Salankey: 6.0 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 5 SO, 2.94 Craig Whitaker: 1.2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 4 SO, 5.27 ERA Salem-Keizer Volcanoes (Short-A): Tri-City 3, Salem-Keizer 0 WP: J. White (1-0, 0.00) LP: M. Ragues (0-1, 4.50) SV: G. Delgado (1) The Volcanoes only managed 5 hits on the day, yte they still out hit the Dust Devils. The Devils only got 2 hits all day, but 5 walks contributed to their 3 runs. Starter Matt Ragues went 4 innings, giving up 1 hit, 2 runs and 3 walks while striking out 7 for S-K. Michael Mooney went 2-4 for the Volcanoes. Notable Performances: Michael Mooney: 3-4, .750 Anthony Contreras: 2-3, 1 3B, 1 BB, .143 Matt Raguse: 4.0 IP, 1 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 3 BB, 7 SO, 4.50 ERA Joseph Martinez: 3.1 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 5 SO, 2.70 ERA



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